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Personal Injury Discount Rate Reduced: Insurance Premium Reduction To Come?

Mark Ellis
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In August, discount rates will be reduced in personal injury claims. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitor Mark Ellis explains the Lord Chancellor's update and the effects on insurance premiums...  The Lord Chancellor recently issued a...

CASE STUDY: When Solicitors Must Become Detectives

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Experience matters when pursuing an injury claim, and sometimes Tilly Bailey & Irvine's solicitors have to play detective to discover how an accident occurred, as this case by Gemma Tunney explains.... In this case, a woman was a passenger on...

NHS Mesh Operations Argument Rages On...

Sylvia Taylor
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NHS England jumped to suspend Trans-Vaginal Mesh operations amid 'life-threatening' safety concerns. As Tilly Bailey & Irvine explain, the argument still rages on.... Last year, we commented upon the suspension of...

Summer Heatwave: Can It Legally Be "Too Hot To Work"?

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Britain – and indeed Europe – is currently enjoying a heatwave in July, with temperatures soaring up to 37 degrees in some parts of the UK already. But what are the laws for working in hot weather? Tilly Bailey & Irvine...

Success Stories: Getting The Right Personal Injury Claim Result

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine is lucky enough to have one of the most experienced personal injury and negligence teams of solicitors in the North East, and it has paid off for many clients as these recent cases will tell you... In order to succeed with a ...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Raise Over £3,000 For Hartlepool Hospice In 'Make A Will Month 2019'

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Throughout May 2019, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors took part in the Alice House Hospice’s annual Make a Will Month Campaign, this year raising over £3,000 for the North East appeal. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's  Wills...

Social Media And Divorce: The Problems It Creates

Shamin Ali
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Social Media is now more prominent in our lives than ever before, but it can bite back. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Private Family Law team explain how it affects divorce cases in the modern world... Social media undeniably plays a huge part...

"Why Is My Solicitor So Nosey?"

John Ellwood
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Do you feel your solicitor is being too nosey? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm  Partner John Ellwood offers enlightenment on the question... “Solicitors are inherently nosey. They are always poking into people’s businesses for...

'Inadequate' Rating for local care home, St Mark's Care Home in Stockton - Care Home Claims

Helen Elstob
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Elderly Care is something not to be taken half-heartedly. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain how this is not always unfortunately the case, as recent claims show... The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) recently visited St...

The case of Robert Hazeldean - Cycling Insurance, and seeking independent legal advice

Kay Ditcham
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There has been some publicity recently about the case of Robert Hazeldean, a cyclist who was involved in a collision with a pedestrian near London Bridge in July 2015. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Solicitors explain why you should seek independent legal...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Charity Afternoon Tea Raises 4,500 For Local Hospice

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine enjoyed another wonderful turnout for the firm’s annual Charity Afternoon Tea at the Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel in County Durham, our firm of Solicitors raising £4,500 for the Alice House Hospice . ...

Choosing Wedding Gifts From A Tax Perspective

Helen Dexter
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Summer means wedding season is back in fashion and with it comes a raft of gift ideas. But as Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain, remember to think about inheritance tax when choosing! With wedding season on the horizon, the planning of...

Do We Live In A 'Compensation Culture'?

John Hall
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Everyone will have read articles in the press or come across news items on the radio and television informing us that we live in ‘a compensation culture ’. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's experienced Personal Injury and Negligence Partner ...

TBI Assist Care Professional's Second Acquisition In Six Months

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A North East care professional has completed her second residential care home acquisition in six months, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm ’s Commercial team of legal advisers once again playing its part in supporting local businesses. ...

13 June 2019: 'Same Roof' Law Finally Abolished

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Thursday 13 June 2019 proved a landmark day in the legal sector, as the controversial 'Same Roof Rule' was abolished. Legal advisers at  Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain more... At last, new legislation has come into force...

Are There As Many 'Fundamentally Dishonest' Personal Injury Claims As Believed?

Kay Ditcham
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Compensation for whiplash claims will soon be limited after a proposal was passed by Parliament. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's North East solicitors explain how 'fundamentally dishonest' Personal Injury claims were the reason... ...

Damages Lottery for Bereaved Families

Mark Ellis
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Should bereavement damages be given an increase? Tilly Bailey & Irvine's legal advisers explain the current situation... Personal Injury lawyers have recently asked the Government to act to increase damages for families of people who have been...

Building My Skills: Chris Gardner On TBI's Involvement With Esh Group's Award-Winning Programme

Christopher Gardner
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm's Chris Gardner explains how he and the firm have worked with Esh Group's award-winning 'Building My Skills' programme to help North east business professionals... I first became involved with Esh...

Abuse At Whorlton Hall Claims

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Vulnerable patients are one of the sections of society that require protection from abuse the most, and Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm were shocked when Whorlton Hall Hospital appeared as the subject of a BBC documentary...  It...

Fairground Accidents: What Can Go Wrong

Kay Ditcham
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm was shocked to hear in the news this week that a six-year-old boy had been thrown from a rollercoaster in Lightwater Valley theme park, sustaining serious injuries. Fairground rides have got bigger and...

Mental Health Awareness: The Impacts Of Mental Health At Work

SherReene Cheah
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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. In Tilly Bailey & Irvine's latest article, we are considering mental health in the workplace and its impact on businesses. Mental health is an ongoing problem and should be at the...

TBI Crown Winners At 2019 Hartlepool Business Awards Night

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Thursday night (16 May) played host to the annual Hartlepool Business Awards for 2019. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm, a law firm that can trace its roots right back to here in Hartlepool back in 1842, were among those present to hand out the accolades...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine's New Strategy To Be "The Best That Law Can Get"

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm is the  largest law firm in the Tees Valley , and we have cemented our commitment to clients and our team with the launch of a new strategy which includes investment in expansion and training. TBI,...

Andrew Beattie Becomes Partner, Wendy Beacom Heads Private Family Law As TBI Make Promotions

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm has promoted two of its staff members as part of growth and development plans for 2019.  Andrew Beattie has been promoted to Partner, while Wendy Beacom becomes Head of our Private Family Law department....

Stillbirth Inquests: How A Consultation Could Help Bereaved Families

Helen Elstob
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Tragically, one in 200 babies is stillborn in the UK. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm's Helen Elstob explains how an ongoing consultation could result in a legal ruling that gives families much-needed answers... Under current legislation,...

Road Accident Claims: "Wait! I'm Not Fully In The Car"

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We all know that road traffic accidents can happen in a variety of circumstances, but sometimes they happen before the door is even shut. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Personal Injury Solicitors explain how this was the case for a client.... A car...

TBI's Laura Fairlie Now Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm offers its congratulations to Laura Fairlie, who is now a fully qualified Legal Executive at the firm. Laura is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx), receiving confirmation in April...

TBI Law Firm Continues Partnership With Barnard Castle Cricket Club

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm is proud to announce it will continue its long-standing partnership with Barnard Castle Cricket Club . With the new season just around the corner, the partnership will continue for a seventh consecutive year. Barnard...

UPDATE: Former Medomsley Prison Officers Jailed

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As three former Medomsley Prison Officers have been handed jail sentences, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm continues to work with Detention Centre abuse victims. The trio of former officers were this week jailed after a judge said their behaviour...

Medical Negligence Claims: Gall Bladder Surgery Complications

Helen Elstob
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Serious injuries can be caused by delay in diagnosing Gall bladder surgery complications, as Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm's  Personal Injury solicitors  explain.... Gallstones are small stones that form in the gall bladder, usually...

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